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Chula Vista, California: Organic Butea Superba Powder

Organic Butea Superba powder comes from an adaptogenic root that is recognized for its ability to increase energy, reduce stress, and even boost libido. Sourced from Thailand, our high-quality Butea Superba powder provides a good source of fiber, calcium, iron, magnesium and amino acids. Enjoy the sweet taste of Butea Superba in smoothies, oatmeal, yogurt and more!

What Does Butea Superba Powder Taste Like?
Organic Butea Superba powder has a mildly sweet and pleasant butterscotch flavor , which makes it easy to incorporate into everyday drinks and food.

How to Take Butea Superba Powder
Start out by using 1/2 teaspoon of Butea Superba powder per day. Gradually increase the dosage to 1-2 teaspoons per day.

Butea Superba powder is a great complement to oatmeal and other hot morning cereals, and powdered Butea Superba is even sweet enough to blend into milkshakes or stir into hot chocolate. When adding Butea Superba powder to hot foods, be sure to add it once the foods have finished cooking since heat can destroy Butea Superba’s nutrients. Many of our customers enjoy mixing Butea Superba powder in smoothies because it adds plenty of nutrients without overwhelming the flavor. Sprinkle a few teaspoons over popcorn, sliced fruit, or soups. The possibilities for this Thailandvian root are endless!

Health Benefits of Butea Superba Powder
1) Increase Energy and Stamina - If you're tempted to pour yourself that second cup of coffee, consider Butea Superba powder instead. Butea Superba powder works by nourishing the adrenal glands, which regulate the hormones involved in energy production. It has none of the negative side effects associated with caffeine so you can say goodbye to feeling jittery and experiencing that dreaded caffeine crash.
2) Relieve Stress - As an adaptogenic root, Butea Superba powder strengthens our ability to deal with stress and manage anxiety. Stress often impacts our ability to think clearly and can lead to health-related problems such as a weakened immune system. Adding a few teaspoons of Butea Superba powder to your diet can help balance stress hormones when they're out of whack so that you're able to handle obstacles more effectively.
3) Boost Your Mood - If you're feeling a little blue, Butea Superba powder is one of those foods that will make you smile. The endocrine system secretes hormones that affect mood and behavior, and sometimes those levels can become imbalanced. Butea Superba powder naturally stimulates hormone levels that are too low, and regulates those that are overactive. It's the perfect cure for a bad day!
4) Nutritional Powerhouse - Butea Superba powder is a good source of B-complex vitamins and minerals like calcium, zinc and iron. The high fiber content in Butea Superba supports a healthy digestive system and helps stabilize blood sugar levels. With seven essential amino acids, Butea Superba powder is a nearly complete source of protein. This energizing superfood is a great way to amp up your nutrient intake!
Butea Superba Powder: Our Registered Dietitian's Top Pick
There are 4 grams of fiber in just 1/2 ounces of organic Butea Superba powder and it is known for its energy boosting properties. Plus, the powder has a mild flavor that doesn't overpower other tastes. Our Health Nut and Registered Dietitian says Butea Superba powder is a great way to boost the nutrient content of baked goods, such as breads, pancakes or muffins. When baking, add a few teaspoons to the flour mixture in the recipe to ensure it's mixed well throughout the batter.

What is Butea Superba?
Butea Superba is a finicky root, similar to a turnip or radish, that only grows well in the cold, arid climates of high mountain plateaus, and in soil that is inhospitable to most other crops. It is native to the Thailand, where it is still cultivated and carried to the villages below to be dried and ground into organic Butea Superba powder.
Butea Superba History
The root has a rich history in Thailand culture and is believed to have been traditionally consumed by ancient Incan warriors just prior to battle, giving them superior endurance and strength. Its use as an aphrodisiac and fertility aid is also a time-honored Thailand tradition. Butea Superba benefits have historically been so sought-after and well-known in the area that the root was accepted by the Spanish as a form of currency during the colonization of the Inca Empire.
How to Store Butea Superba Powder
Butea Superba powder can be stored at room temperature for up to one year. It can also be stored in the refrigerator, although this isn't necessary. Alternatively, Butea Superba powder can be stored in freezer bags in the freezer for up to 2.5 years.

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Irvine, California: Take Me Out hopeful Charlie Watkins committed suicide when he ‘never recovered from tragic loss of mother’

Viewers were shocked after host Paddy McGuinness dedicated the latest show – which Charlie was on – to him after he tragically died after filming.

And in a statement released by the family, they explained how he had mental health issues which lead to his death, according to The Sun.

They said: ‘We have lost a very special young man who sadly never recovered from the tragic loss of his mother when he was only nine years old.

‘Tragically this is another example of the mental health issues suffered by young people today as highlighted by the Heads Together campaign supported by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.’

Charlie appeared on the ITV dating show on (April 22) where he described himself as a ‘big kid’ who was a fan of comic books and video games.

And he also cited his rather appropriate job working in a chocolate factory.

He also became the first contestant ever to keep his ‘love at first light’ choice a secret, after Jo-Tara – who he was matched with – admitted she did not want to know.

Charlie’s twin brother, Harry, posted a moving tribute on Facebook, writing: ‘Words cannot express my feelings, but I feel this picture sums us up perfectly.’

Charlie’s funeral took place on Friday March 24 in York, where mourners were asked to donate to mental health charity Mind. A fundraising page has also been set up in his honour, which has already raised over £10,000.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana: North Korean Women Smuggled to China

I thought this was a interesting article.

Will Female Shortage In China Bring Down North Korean Regime?

Chinese men are buying North Korean women as wives.

But it's easy for Chinese, including smugglers and human traffickers, to cross illegally into North Korea, they say, and this props up a thriving black-market border trade that helps keep the barren North Korean economy afloat.

Dandong natives such as laid-off factory worker Lao Zhou, whose picturesque home town draws tourists eager to spy on North Korea with telescopes, shake their heads when they talk about refugees.

"North Korean women make good wives. They are beautiful and hard-working," he said, echoing an oft-repeated view. "It doesn't cost much to buy a North Korean girl for a wife and just a few thousand kwai (hundreds of dollars) to get them a residency permit."

There is also a slave trade in prostitutes. The demand for prostitutes will likely rise right along with the demand for wives.

Consider the larger context for this report about wife buying and female sex trade. On my FuturePundit blog I've reported on the sex ratio imbalance in China caused by the selective abortion of females.

Li said the normal newborn sex proportion is 100:104-107, and if China's disproportionate figure is allowed to continue unchecked, there would be 30 to 40 million marriage-age men who would be single all their lives by 2020. "Such serious gender disproportion poses a major threat to the healthy, harmonious and sustainable growth of the nation's population and would trigger such crimes and social problems as mercenary marriage, abduction of women and prostitution," Li said.

Some believe this sex ratio imbalance will make China militarily aggressive and they may be right.

In a new book, Bare Branches: Security Implications of Asia's Surplus Male Population (MIT Press), Valerie M. Hudson and Andrea M. den Boer warn that the spread of sex selection is giving rise to a generation of restless young men who will not find mates. History, biology, and sociology all suggest that these "surplus males" will generate high levels of crime and social disorder, the authors say. Even worse, they continue, is the possibility that the governments of India and China will build up huge armies in order to provide a safety valve for the young men's aggressive energies.

But consider a different possibility: Chinese men may buy so many North Korean wives that North Korea will either become militarily aggressive or collapse from within. This is not implausible. Those 30 to 40 million single men in China in the year 2020 mean there wil be 3 to 4 times more single men in China than there are women in North Korea. The Chinese will be more affluent than the North Koreans unless radical changes happen to North Korea's economy. North Korea is the place where Chinese men will have the best competitive advantage in angling for wives. The other East Asian countries are not nearly as poor as North Korea and North Korea shares a long 1,416 km land border with China.

China's economy is growing rapidly. Buying power of Chinese men is rising. Even poor Chinese farmers can afford to buy North Korean women.

Lee, the former clerk, said she was fooled into believing she would have a good life in China. "One day, a man from my home town came to see me. He was looking for good-looking women from North Korea to go to China. The prettier the better. I decided on the spot to go.

"Of course, he fooled me. He said he would introduce me to a good man, a university graduate, who was looking for a wife. Then I realized North Korean women were being sold at a cheap price to rural farmers in China."

The fact that even a rural farmer in China can afford to buy a North Korean wife means that there are far more people in China with the buying power to acquire a North Korean wife than there are North Korean women.

Expect the hostility of North Korean men toward China to increase.

Ryu remembers a woman six months pregnant arriving at the camp. The baby's father was Chinese. Four guards grabbed the woman's limbs and threw her toward the ceiling over and over until the woman aborted the fetus. Ryu helped clean up the blood afterwards. "The guards said they hated Chinese babies," says Ryu. "The North Koreans hate the Chinese now, because they are rich and betrayed socialism."

China has been cracking down on North Koreans trying to cross the border into China. But official corruption in China is sufficiently widespread that black market forces will probably prevail over official policy as a consequence of the rising buying power of single men desperate for wives.

Ms Kim was picked up a year after getting married and giving birth to a daughter. Her new family pleaded for her release, arguing that the baby needed her mother because she was still breastfeeding. Ms Kim says they paid a 10,000RMB bribe for her freedom. Three years later she is well established and has a residence permit.

Chinese men will pressure the Chinese government to allow North Korean women to pass into China. The Chinese government will see these women as a source of women to reduce the frustrations of single men who can not find Chinese wives. Chinese leaders are going to have to weigh the foreign policy and domestic policy consequences of their border policy with North Korea. If they continue to clamp down this may just encourage more corruption.

Chinese money is also going to flow to North Korean border guards and officials and corrupt them as well. This is already happening. So the North Korean guards are not all immune to the enticements of cash in exchange for looking the other way. As living standards rise in China and the female shortage worsens the amount of money available for smuggling women out of North Korea will rise.

The shortage of women in China may end up posing an existential threat to the Pyongyang regime more powerful than anything US policy makers are likely to do. North Korean leaders might react to this threat by engaging in market liberalization reforms aimed at raising North Korean living standards enough to reduce the level of desperation of North Korean women.

The regime in North Korea faces a more general economic threat from China because of rising wages in China. The higher the wages go the greater the incentive for Northeast China factory managers and other businesses to turn to the black market to supply cheap North Korean labor. This will pull both men and women out of North Korea. Will that destabilize the regime more or less than the selective removal of women from North Korea?

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